Oh, Nuts! Sugar and Spice Pecans

Sugar and Spice Pecans, overhead shot in glass jars. Nuts.

These Sugar and Spice Pecans are perfect as an appetizer, a snack, or on salads. They also make a Gr8 hostess gift. At the holidays keep a batch of these sweet ‘n spicy nuts in your pantry in case last minute guests arrive!

Sugar and Spice Pecans, overhead shot of nuts in blue dish.

Jurga Spiced Salad gets an extra kick from these beauties. And if you’re making smørrebrød, they’re delicious with the bleu cheese. Add them to your cheese tray or just enjoy them as a snack. Your guests will love to munch on these sweet and savory nuggets.

Buy some pretty jars, fill them with these Sugar and Spice Pecans and you will have Gr8 hostess gifts.

Spend less than 30 minutes making this treat to spice up your life!

Sugar and Spice Pecans, the perfect snack for your guests or a Gr8 gift to bestow. These are easy to make and package well.
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Sugar and Spice Pecans

These pecans are Gr8 to add to a salad or simply as a snack or appetizer. Or make a couple batches and put in pretty jars for simple gifts!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Anna


  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 ounces raw pecan halves, choose other nuts, if you prefer, maybe walnuts!
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the two sugars, cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper and salt.
  • Heat a frying pan on medium-low heat.
  • Add the olive oil and pecans.
  • Stir until pecans are coated and warm.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the sugar and spice mix to the pecans and toss until well coated.
  • Spread this mixture on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for a total of 13-15 minutes and halfway through baking give the pecans a good stir.
  • These are delicious served warm or at room temperature.


Gr8 Tip:
These are Gr8 in our Spiced Salad.
Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:
These will keep for up to 6 months if stored tightly covered in a cool dark place; they will keep for a year in your refrigerator.
Gr8 Gift Idea:
These Pecans make a wonderful hostess gift. Just package them in a take-out box or a cute jar with a ribbon.
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Sugar and Spice Pecans on baking sheet. Nuts
sm 7/12/18

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  1. Anna | 29th Nov 15

    So happy you enjoyed the Sugar and Spice Pecans, Tricia! Thanks for being a Gr8 Friend!

  2. Tricia | 27th Nov 15

    I made these for Thanksgiving and they were so popular I had to make an extra batch before we left the house!

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